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Learnmore wins Teaching with Technology Prize 2013 – Emily Allbon

Very chuffed indeed for Learnmore (part of the Lawbore website) to be awarded the inaugural ALT/Routledge Teaching with Technology Prize 2013.

The prize was established to recognise, reward and champion innovation in teaching and learning.

Learnmore was shortlisted for the award along with 2 other UK entrants and the prize was judged on the basis of a number of criteria:

  • Demonstrating a use of technology that has influenced and enhanced learning
  • Use of technology has improved student engagement and performance
  • Using technology to advance practical legal skills
  • Championing or promoting technology within the department

ALT Chair Rebecca Huxley-Binns, Emily, Sanmeet and Emma Nugent, Commissioning Editor, Routledge Law

Sanmeet Kaur Dua has worked on Learnmore with me since 2010 and we’re proud that it has developed into a resource that is well-used by students at The City Law School and many other institutions. We’re proud to have worked with some great students over the years who have helped us bring these resources to life.

Emma Nugent, Commissioning Editor at Routledge Law (sponsors of the award and a member of the judging panel) had this to say:

I am delighted to congratulate Emily and Sanmeet on their win, their fabulous website, and their inspirational commitment to student learning. It has been a wonderful first year for the prize with an incredibly strong field of entrants, and I am very proud to have had the opportunity to be involved. Projects such as Learnmore really showcase the possibilities for innovation, using technology in a thoughtful and engaged way that builds on collaboration with and feedback from students to create resources that will help them to succeed.

Big thanks to the Association of Law Teachers (ALT) and Routledge Law for this terrific award; it’s been a real experience to see what innovations have been developed at other institutions and to see value being placed on the use of technology for real purpose in teaching and learning.

We have some big developments planned for the coming 6 months and hope Learnmore will go from strength to strength. If anyone would like to get involved or has ideas for resources they would like to see on the site – please let us know!

If you’d like to know more about the site and its development, take a look at this article in the European Journal of Law and Technology. This was based on a paper given at the BILETA Conference 2012, which received an award from the Higher Education Academy: Best Legal Education and Technology paper.

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